Tuesday, October 1, 2013

RAINBOW AWARD Finalist!! >> My Roommate's A Jock? Well, Crap!

Am I stoked? You bet your bottom dollar I am! There is some steep competition out there so to make it to the finals is super terrific!

For those who don't know, The RAINBOW AWARDS are given out by Elisa Rolle. I'm not even sure how many years they have been going on, a few, but if you know leave a comment for me please. She runs it, but there are loads of judges and a point system and everything. Elisa is amazing, but the awards are not given out on her opinion alone. There is an entire process. (Click the links below for details.)

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  • Submissions period ended on September 5, 2013
  • Books submitted for consideration were accepted between February 15 and September 5, 2013.
  • Winners will be announced on December 8, 2013.
Below the Finalists for each category, winners will be announced on December 8, 2013

TOTAL NUMBER OF FINALISTS: 246 for 22 categories

more or less all books scoring above 32 on a possible rate of 40.

My Roommate's a Jock? Well, Crap! has made it through the initial round (or rounds) to make it into the finals. This is huge! I think my brain is still trying to wrap around the concept that someone, several someones (judges) think I am funny. Jock is in the LGBT romantic comedy section of the competition. ME? I'm funny? I'm THAT funny? Yeah, I'm still leaning on the possibility that I'm dreaming. Surely things like this don't happen to me.

For those who have NOT read Jock, here's what it's about: 
It’s easy to become cynical when life never goes your way.

Cole Reid, a college senior, has been a social recluse since the age of fifteen. His obsessive/compulsive behavior, and controlling, sarcastic nature have driven half the population away, where as the other half of humanity hates him because he’s gay. As he sees it, he’s bound to drive any prospective friend away, let alone find a boyfriend, so why bother? After Cole’s roommate of three years graduates, the housing department assigns Ellis Montgomery to his campus apartment. Ellis’ presence is problematic at best. He’s messy for one thing, but he’s also gorgeous, straight, and represents everything Cole has tried to avoid since the tenth grade—he’s a jock!

Amid the chaos of frat buddies, camping expeditions, and meddling parents, Cole and Ellis develop a fast and firm friendship that goes against Cole’s glass-half-empty attitude. Is there more brewing below the surface of Ellis’ amazing blue eyes, or is it simply Cole’s reawakened libido that drives him to look past the fact that his roommate’s a jock and see there’s way more between them than camaraderie?

On Goodreads it has a variety of ratings:  5 stars (183)  |  4 stars (333)  |  3 stars (196)  |  2 stars (63)  |  1 star (15)

Not everyone LOVES it, but I think over all the consensus is that it's funny and takes an unusual twist on the classic Jock/Nerd relationship. AND, now some people think it should get an award for being funny. So Iam super stoked and excited and I can' wait for December 8th when the awards are announced. This is very very exciting. Thanks to all my adoring fans who keep me going and buy my books and leave comments and reviews, and who recommend my stuff around. I NEED YOU ALL VERY MUCH!!! Without readers, then an author does nothing but talk to herself (or himself.) Thank you for being there and encouraging me. You are the best!

Out for now,


(I got writing to do!!!)


  1. This is one of my all-time favorites. Hysterically funny, hot and sweet. The secondary characters are fantastic.

  2. *bows* I humbly thank you. :)

  3. I loved this one!! Very deserving of the nomination and to be a finalist!! Yay!